Genealogy in Fontana Liri

If you search your ancestors in Fontana Liri, in the province of Frosinone, Lazio region, the documents about your Italian family are stored in the City Office archives and in the parishes in the town.

Civil Records in Fontana Liri

In towns and villages of Lazio and in Frosinone province registry offices were established in 1809: it means that you could find your ancestors records in Fontana Liri town hall archives as of that date.

(If your goal is to claim your Italian Dual Citizenship in Fontana Liri follow this link).

So, if your ancestors lived in Fontana Liri during the past centuries, then you should start your family research from the City Office of Fontana Liri to know more: our local expert is ready to help you in your research!

Otherwise, if you think to contact the town hall by yourself, we suggest you to read our tips for your search. They are useful to search in Lazio and of course in Fontana Liri too!

Next picture shows the demographic trends in Fontana Liri from the Italian Unification(1861).
This is a necessary info to understand how many people lived in the town in the past.

To proceed faster with your research is important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Fontana Liri. As more your surname is common, as more it could be difficult to find the right branch of your ancestors family in Fontana Liri archives, expecially if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Frosinone province are:
Alonzi, Bianchi, Campoli, Carnevale, De Santis, Evangelista, Fiorini, Gabriele, Iafrate, Lisi, Mancini, Martini, Palombo, Rea, Ricci, Rossi, Scaccia, Spaziani, Valente, Venditti.

Church Records in Fontana Liri

Church archives in Frosinone province may store even older information. You will find religious records of the same events (births, marriages and deaths) but, most important, you could go further back in time!
So in case you would like to go back in centuries, it’s good for you to know that the parish registers in Frosinone started during 1500!

They are far less accessible from abroad (and even not easy to browse and to read if you are not used and skilled) but our local genealogist can research the church archives of Fontana Liri on your behalf.

In case you want to visit churches, these are the addresses of parishes active today in Fontana Liri:


Anyway for our experience, even if you plan to come here, we always suggest to start the research months before the arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices or in the churches dealing with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps, starting from the info gathered by our genealogists.

Another important source of information are the notary documents available to expert researchers in the State Archives.

If you need a professional help from our local genealogists write to or follow this link.

Our expert in Fontana Liri area will study your request and will reply to you with a plan and a quote for your family research.

Here below you can read the messages received from other visitors in Fontana Liri forum:
if you only want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy in Fontana Liri feel free to leave a message below.

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  1. Robert says:

    Looking for Bianchi families who settled in Rochester, New York, from Fontana Liri. Ancestors probably back to 18th century.

  2. Kelly says:

    Hi there,
    I’m hoping to find the birth certificate for my great grandfather. He was born in 1882 in Fontana Liri. I don’t know much about his life in Italy (he moved to the U.S. in 1907 and we don’t believe he ever became a naturalized American citizen), but I do know he was born in Fontana Liri. I would like to be able locate his birth certificate and I’m trying to learn as much as possible about his life in Italy. Does anyone know where I may begin my search?

  3. Alexis says:

    Hello, I am looking for information on the Capuano family. My great grandfather is from Fontana Liri; Dominic Capuano. He immigrated to the United States and later resided in North Canton Ohio. He married Rose Testa. I am interested in learning more about my great grandfather’s(or great grandmother’s) family both past and current.

    • Mary Lou says:

      Hi! I am also looking for information about Domenick J. Capuano who married Rose Testa! I am his granddaughter. It is almost impossible to find anything on Domenick’s mother. If I find out any information, I will post it to this site.

  4. Cherie Lynne says:


    I will be visiting Fontana Liri the week of April 16th 2018 My Great Grandparents we both born and married in Fontana Liri. There names were Dominico Bianchi and Philomena Paolina Gianetti. They were born in the early 1880’s and married in 1906. I am hoping to find the church they were baptized or married in. I am also searching for any potential relatives. if you have any information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    • Denice says:

      My grandmother was Adelaide Giannetti born in 1903. Her father was Luigi And mother was Rachele Bianchi.
      She had a brother Ernesto and another Loreto another Paquale and another Federico and sisters Maria, Antonia, and Angela. If any of these match please let me know.
      I cisited some of Ernesto’s family about 10 years ago, but language was an issue and I did not get alot of information. Hope your trip is a good one, sorry that I did not find out about this site until today.

    • Denice says:

      Are you related to the late Herman White from Indiana?

  5. Ginger says:

    I’m trying to find the names of my Great Grandfather’s parents. My Great Grand Father, Paolo Proia was born in Fontana Liri on October 23, 1886.
    I’m also trying to confirm the names of my Great Grandmother’s parents. My Great Grandmother,
    Liberata Zuffranieri was born in Fontana Liri on July 3, 1886. She had a sister named Teresa born about 1885. Their father’s name may have been Luigi Zuffranieri and their mother may have been Ruth Bianchi.
    Liberata Zuffranieri married Paolo Proia. They had a son named Emilio Proia born January 12, 1910 in
    Fontana Liri.
    Thank you for any information you can share.

  6. Roberta says:

    I’m looking for relatives from Fontana Liri. My mother’s parent: Tomasso Battista and Rosaria DiRienzo came to Boston around 1918-1820. My Grandmother was born north of Rome near the Rrench border. Tomasso was from Fontana Liri and was in the Italian Army. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  7. Donna says:

    I am searching for information on my paternal family. My grandfather came to America at the age of 17 with his older brother. His name is Rocco Colonnello and his older brother’s name is Loretto Colonnello (half brothers maybe). I sent for my grandfather’s Social Security application and he lists his mother’s name as Leita Rushia. Rocco was a shepard in Fontana Liri Italy born June 19, 1897 but he ran away from home and had no contact with his family in Italy which makes doing his genealogy branch very difficult. I would appreciate any information you can provide.

  8. Richard Stapleton says:

    Hi, looking for Loreto Marceletti and Capuano 1800 – 1900 Loreto died in France under the US Army, any information thank you

  9. Linda says:


    During the course of gathering documents for Dual Citizenship, the translator found that many of my family came from Fontana Di Liri. Here is some of the information I have on them:

    Domenico Struglia (1831 – 1899)
    Giovanna Struglia (1840 – 1921)
    Paola Pasqua Tullia (1876 – ?)
    Rocco Struglia ((1879 – ?)

    Thanks for any information any of you may have to share!!



  10. Les says:

    My Grandfather came from Fontana Liri Italy and immigrated to the USA with his brother Loreto. His name was Rocco Peter Colonnello. His father was Franchesco Colonnello. Are there any Colonnello’s still living in Fontana Liri who are blood reletives?

  11. Jessica says:

    My great grandfather’s name was Vincenzo Bianchi and my great grandmother’s name was Loretta Vendetti. Just seeing if anyone recognizes these names:)

  12. proîa says:

    .Mio nonno si chiama Paolo Proîa, é nato à Fontana Liri verso 1894? é morto a Rive de gier Francia,? Vorrei sapere il nomo del suo padre et il cognome della sua mamma. Grazie per la risposta.

    • Sofia says:

      My grandfather’s name was Mario Proia, born in Fontana Liri in the 1940s.

    • Claude says:

      The father of my grandfather was Paul (Paolo in italian) Proïa, born at Fontana Liri the 15/06/1886 and the death in France at Rive de Gier the 24/01/1928
      He was maried with Maria Martira Forte at Rive de Gier the 09/11/1912
      His parents was Proia Loreto (living at Fontana Liri in 1912)and Ciolfi Brigite Marie (living Rive e Gier in 1912)

      But i have no other details. I search the family tree from 2 years ….
      If you have more luck, thanks

  13. Nancy says:

    I am looking for my family’s history in Fontana Liri.
    My grandfathers name is Sante Venditti. His father’s name is Apalo Venditti and his mother’s name was Caroline Dirnzzo ( this is what the spelling looks like to me from my grandparents marriage license but as it is very old, it is difficult to read the writing).

    • Theresa says:

      My great uncle s name was Sante Venditti. His sister was Loretta.(my grandmother) They lived in the Noth Canton, Ohio area

      • mary lou says:

        My dad was best friends with Louie Vendetti from Canton. He was a football coach. Louie was married to Anita. They had Diane, Carol, and Tony. Is this the family that you are asking about. I have many photos.

  14. Melody says:

    I am looking for my relatives Rafeale Capuano, D
    ominic Capuano, Lou Capuano?

  15. Jayne says:


    My grandfather was born in Fontana Liri on December 24, 1900. His name was Angelo Iafrate. I would like to know how many of his descendants still live there.

    Thank you for any information you may be able to provide.

  16. Luiz says:


    Sono già stato a Fontana Liri due volte per fare delle ricerche della mia famiglia,

    Sebbene abbia trovato le parincipale informarzioni di cui avevo bisogno, ci sono altre che ancora non sono riuscito ad ottnere.

    Per esempio, il mio zio Alfredo Capuano, di Francesco e Giovanna Antonia Casciano, nato il 20 Genn 1897, distretto Militare di Frosinone (soldato Capuano Alfredo, della 2a. compagnia del 19. Fanteria, al nr. di matricola 1.464, morto in 4 o 5 giugno 1917 nel Dosso Faiti – scoppio di granata per fatto di guerra).

    Circa zio Alfredo vorrei trovare i registri di leva, per potere sapere di più, come il suo mestiere e, forse, veder una foto sua.


  17. Felice says:


    My parents were from Fontana Lire. My father was born about 1887,

    his name was Anthony Bianchi; My mother’s name was Filomena Batista.

    I have very little information about them.I will appreciate hearing from


  18. Lauren says:


    I’m seeking information on my ancestor, Pietro Corona, and his family (including parents or ancestors). He was born on August 19th, 1859 in Fontana Liri and married Modesta Matriale around 1878. He was a colonel in the Italian Army and of Spanish/Italian descent. He was also supposedly a member of the aristocracy. Any information on him, his wife, or either of their families would be helpful!